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to get us the video. moving on to another story now. hadiya pendleton will be buried in chicago today. we are taking a special look at the young life that ended all too soon. >>> opening day looks a lock way away as it is appearing this morning in boston. hello there, everybody. we are continuing to watch the blizzard. more live reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an e
, there is the memorial for an honors student by the name of hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down there just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the direction of the governor are completely closed to anything but emergency vehicles because they have a big issue with downed power lines. we've still got about 179,000 homes here in rhode island. that's nearly 1/5 of the population tha
' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of them is a police officer who dorner allegedly ambushed. billboards are up all over the place showing christopher dorner's face. he says that he wants revenge on those who unfairly, in his opinion, cost him his job. we're going to show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> and police at the grammys will be on guard not only for the safety of celebrities but for their own safety as well. that's because of dorner's threats. the show will go on. those attending are under a warning, their own warning to be careful but also to dress appropriately a
it the loudest after a 15-year-old girl, hadiya pendleton was shot dead just days after performing at the inauguration festivities for obama in washington. it grew so loud, president obama visited his home town to address this epidemic, to add his voice, and in the audience behind the president was 14-year-old destiny warren. she came because like so many others, she was tired of losing classmates, neighbors, friends. sadly though, tonight, destiny warren has lost far more. sadder still, she's not alone. in the world she lives in, the world she and so many others are trying hard to change, it seems tragically that enough is never enough. the report from ted rowlands. >> hey, chicago. >> no one listening to president obama had any reason to think they were anything but part of the solution to the problem of gun violence plaguing the city of chicago. least of all, destiny warren, but just a few hours later, she was involved in the worst possible way. when her sister, 18-year-old jenay was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence is going on out here, y
-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has surfaced. he has racked up six nominations including new artist of the year and album of the year. >>> the blizzard is still dumping snow across the northeast. some areas of connecticut are seeing as much as three feet of snow. the governor of connecticut orders all state roads closed until further notice or across the northeast, more than 650,000 customers without power. u.s. mail service suspended in six states
in the death of hadiya pendleton. the police saying confusion and chaos led to the shooting. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. >> reporter: we're on the ground in chicago this morning. >>> also, gun lover, loud mouth rocker and now state of the union attendee. >> barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> reporter: remember that? nra board member ted nugent tonight sitting just feet away from victims of gun violence. >> these are all legal guns and i'm going to see they remain legal because they're all good. >>> and the cruise from hell. >> it's a big mess. there's no power, there's no toilets, there's no food. it's like a bunch of savages. >> reporter: a carnival cruise anything but for thousands of people stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico this morning. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. it felt like an earthquake but this morning the truth is even more jolting.
in the death of hadiya pendleton. >> do we know what kind of evidence police allegedly have against these two in. >> they don't have the murder weapon, which, of course, is a problem at trial, potentially, but they do apparently have witnesses. those witnesses, they had to go out and get. earlier today, one of the issues with filing charges in the case, according to superintendent gary mccarthy, was to kwinlsz the witnesses to come forward and go through with this, go to trial, get on the witness stand. it's a huge problem with the chicago violence issue. nobody wants to come forward because they fear for their life. chicago police say they have been able to get these witnesses to agree to go to trial and tell them what they know. and that is why they have been able to file charges tonight. >> you know, we have reported a lot on this whole sort of stop snitching movement and we have seen this around the country, but what a huge problem it is for police forces, and certainly in chicago we have reported on that a lot. when you say they went out and found these witnesses, do we know any more det
to the city. hadiya pendleton who was performing in the president's inauguration parade, was then gunned down on chicago's south side two weeks ago. her parents will be the obamas' guest at the state of the union address tomorrow night. "outfront" tonight, ted rowlands. what is the latest in the search for her killer? >> well, erin, two people are in custody. they're being called persons of interest at this point, but we are expekting an update at some point in this investigation from chicago police. the bottom line, in this case like many murders in this city, it's been very difficult to make a arrest because people are so reluctant to tell police what they know. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finish agfinal exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concernconcern ed about their participation as witn
, talking about the parents of hadiya pendleton and talking about the people of nourn. and now we're seeing the president make this plea in chicago. i guess realistically speaking from a political standpoint, how much do events like this accomplish? does it help him make this point? >> as we've seen, and you've watched it up close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not b
and hadiya pendleton had nothing to do with these two gang members who thought they were on a revenge mission. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, a group of upstanding determined kids who, like hadiya, were repulsed by the gang life-style. >> reporter: police were able to solve this by canvassing the neighborhood and getting tips from people in the neighborhood. no witnesses came forward, a disappointment according to chicago police. a $40,000 reward on the table. and this was a case that was broadcast every day for the last two weeks. hoping somebody would step up to be a key witness. that didn't happen. they are pleased that they were able to make these arrests and got a partial conversion. >> thank you, ted. >>> other stories making news this morning. >> this morning, new information about why pope benedict xvi decided it was time to step down. at a news conference minutes ago, the vatican saying the pope is not sufferin
in that video of course state of the union the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down in chicago just a week after she participated in the president's inauguration. how are folks talking about this? the president is going to come, he's going to talk a little bit about this. do they think it's going to be useful at all? >> i think a lot of people want the president's visit to basically extend the conversation that started with her death. it struck a nerve this city and they're hoping that the president will continue on that momentum on people doing what they can on a personal level. whether it's policing your own family or your own block or help to go get laws passed to extend the punishment for gun laws in this city. they're hoping that the president will help continue this dialogue because there's a real sense here that we're at a fork in the road and there's an opportunity for real change. >> ted, thank you. really appreciate it. again, the president will visit chicago this afternoon to talk about the gun violence. it is extraordinary when you look at what is happening in that city.
to action. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finishing a final exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest, even in a case that's gotten so much attention for almost two weeks has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concerned about their participation as witnesses in this case or in any other case that involves a murder. >> chicago police say attacks against witnesses are actually rare, but people still believe they're in danger. >> i have to live here and my family lives here, so it would be a problem with me telling. >> because what could happen? >> because they would kill people. it's that dangerous around here. >> it is dangerous to do it. because you don't know who is watching and who knows you and what they're capable of doing. >> what could they do to you? >> they could shoot you or kill you. >> that's exactly what they did last april
the middle class but also he'll likely talk about gun violence. that's because 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot and killed a mile from obama's chicago home, days after performing at the inaugural luncheon in washington, d.c., during inaugural week. that sparked a petition with nearly 50,000 signatures demanding the president visit chicago and outline a specific plan to prevent gun violence. joining us from chicago is the woman who helped start the coalition, kathy cohen and mike shields, president of the chicago fraternal order of police. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> thanks for having us. >> kathy, the president made a plea for congress to vote on his gun control proposals during the state of the union. that didn't satisfy you? >> no. i mean we're really looking for the president to offer a comprehensive analysis of kind of the factors that underlie gun violence. we support the president in looking for legislation to deal with gun control, but we also want the president to talk about the unemployment that young people face, the levels of poverty that they face, the kind of
'm looking for an insurance policy to bury him. or hadiya pendleton who performed at president obama's inauguration festivities, became a gang fatality. she was part of an epidemic. anderson and "360" have been reporting on it year after year, and people say enough is enough. >> this was the hardest thing to see another baby lying in a casked. >> get in here and change the city. make it safe for us to walk. >> enough is enough. >> i really, really hope somebody can stop this. >> you can expect this to happen every single night. >> these conditions are killing our children. >> all of us need to step up. >> this is truly unacceptable. >> we need help. we're crying out for help. >> enough is enough. >> those sound bites extend back to 2007. for six years, everyone has been saying enough is enough. but still, the killing here continues. we'll take a look at why it's happeni happening. we'll start with president obama who came here today for the first time in his administration to address the heartache. >> hello, chicago. >> president obama spoke just a few miles from both his chicago hom
. >>> number two, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, the chicago student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. police told our affiliates that pendleton had no gang affiliation and was likely not the intended target. we will have a report from chicago that will be coming up later this morning. >>> number three, former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. details of that are unknown, but according to local reports out of chicago, he could still face prison time. >>> number four, a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind a string of beard-cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. he was convicted of hate crimes, kidnapping, and conspiracy. and then number five, in phoenix, the murder trial of jodi arias took a dramatic turn this week. arias took the stand and admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. she described how she stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the face, a
reassigned is suing. >>> and hadiya pendleton was killed just days after attending the president's inauguration. her parents joining us live. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. the man credited for making basketball for the masses he's now passed away. jerry buss was 80 years old. the lakers won ten titles under his tenure. he's showcased magic johnson, kareem abdul-jabbar and kobe bryant. he suffered from cancer. joining us is eric fisher, "sports illustrated" senior writer jim trotter joining us on the phone from san diego. first of all, jim, let's go to you, what were the circumstances around this death. was this is a surprise? >> no, it had been rumored for a while that he was in bad health. you know, to me, jerry buss was one of the last figures -- he was one of the three greatest owners of my generation i'd say along with george steinbrenner and eddie debartolo. it was always be the end result. he would spend whatever it took win. it was about creating an atmosphere of excitement. giving fans more than just sports. he understand that he was selling entertainment,
of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton in chicago. police have been questioning two men. pendleton was shot a week after performing during president obama's inauguration sell break. rig celebration. ted rowlands is in chicago and is following the developments for us. what can you tell us about these two men they're questioning now? >> well, they concentrated on the area where hadiya was murdered. what they did was talk to witnesses and through saturating that area, detectives were able to come up with two people of interest. they are being questioned, being held for questioning at this hour. whether they've been questioned we don't know at this point. we will get more information from a news conference scheduled for later this morning. not only will the superintendent of police be at that news conference but we understand mayor rahm emmanuel will be there and the state's attorney. we will get more information on these two persons of interest at this point, not suspects, and there have been no arrests. this case struck a nerve not only here in chicago but across the country. michelle obama w
this morning in the murder of chicago honor student hadiya pendleton. two suspected gang members, 189-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams will be in court this morning. there are their mug shot s righ there. police say ward confessed and said she was not the intended target. just days before pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration, michelle obama appeared at the funeral. tonight her parents will be guests at tonight's state of the europe onaddress. ted rowlands has more. what do we know and how did police find them? >> reporter: well, zoraida, how police found them unfortunately wasn't from a tip from the community. they said they were very disappointed in the fact that despite the fact that this case was on the airwaves every single day for almost two weeks and there was a $40,000 reward, dhad not get that tip from a witness. what happened was they just canvassed the neighborhood and picked up little tidbits and were able to narrow down these two and as you said, they got a partial confession from the 18-year-old. >> and we heard that they mistook one of
with the first lady, the parents of hadiya pendleton, the young lady who was shot the other day. we have other. there's the mother of hadiya pendleton. others who were in sandy hook, victims of sandy hook. a teacher sitting next to the second lady. caitlin who was a -- or is a first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary school. dana bash in the chamber, you have been studying the relationship between president obama and house speaker john boehner, one that's had its ups and downs. in the last couple days some fiery rhetoric from speaker boehner. >> the president just made a point to reach out his hand and shake his old rival's john mccain's hand, as he was making his way to the podium here. yes, on the issue of john boehner, i was at breakfast with him this morning. he was quite gruff on the president. he said he doesn't have the guts or the courage to stand up to the liberals in his own party in order to make a deal on the big issues, particularly deficit reduction. i talked to him later in the day and said, are you calling the president a wimp? he said, no, i just don't think he's able to d
woman whose name has not been talked about, hadiya pendleton, who was this young african-american, a majorette. she was gunned down, a stray bullet. here's the thing, if we're going to start talking about violence, i'm 100% for the background checks. i'm very concerned about the assault weapons, but my big concern is you have these two -- >> a cultural question? >> two theologies. one says background checks, it will solve every problem. the other theology that says we can't trust america's government. we're so afraid of america's government and disdainful of america's government that we won't give them any power to protect our children. neither one is going to solve the problem. >> i don't think any of these things are going to solve the problem. the game plan is to try to reduce the problem. >> kellyanne if i'm mistaken, you share the view that the nra put out, which is that you don't solve the gun violence problem in america by reducing the number of guns? >> i first want to say thank you to van jones because i couldn't have said it better myself, and i agree with every
-year-old hadiya pendleton, chicago honor student banned down a week after performing at the president obama's inauguration. pendleton had no gang affiliation and was likely not the intended target. we'll have a report from that funeral later on this morning. >>> and then number five takes us back to the northeast and that blizzard. drivers in at least three states are banned from the roads, the governor called for a halt of all normal traffic same for rhode island and connecticut. only emergency vehicles can enter now on most highways. the blizzard's biggest effect power outages throughout the northeast, more than 650,000 homes and businesses without power. more than half of those are in the state of massachusetts. you're looking at a neighborhood in providence where power was going on and off all night. >> as we drive up this way, take a look, a very big tree blocking this street right here down and there is plenty of this -- you can see, though, what the heavy snow is doing to cable lines in the course, electrical lines, those are normally maybe 20 feet off the street. they're now a
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
and nathaniel pendleton, the parents of the shooting victim hadiya pendleton. >>> you've heard some of the details from that carnival cruise ship being slowly pulled back to the united states from the gulf of mexico, where it sort of broke down. we've heard about the food running out. we heard about the toilets overflowing. here is a passenger describing just how really disgustingly bad it has become. >> raw sewage in the hallway, you have to cover your face, it's disgusting. >> sounds disgusting. victor blackwell is live in mobile, alabama, that's the direction the ship is headed. they're expected to arrive tomorrow. there must be a number of relatives and friends and family members who have camped out where you are hoping to be the first to see their other relatives get off that ship, right? >> reporter: there are and we saw the first two before sunrise, they're mothers from lufkin, texas, they came here to greet their young daughters, their names are kim and mary. those are the parents. kim has a 10-year-old daughter, mary has a 12-year-old daughter, they're here waiting for two
chicago where he will be today. and, of course, the hadiya pendleton death that happened most recently, her parents in the president's box for the state of the union, the first lady attended her funeral, she was collateral damage here in the gang warfare here authorities say, also piques interest in this situation. fraught with concerns for the president, and i want to bring in gloria borger about this, gloria, if you can hear me right now, the president is basically coming back home in one respect, but this is also the home of the biggest problems that are going to be most difficult to solve, poverty and violence. what do you make of it? >> don't forget, the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel, a very good friend of his, he used to work for him as his white house chief of staff. look, this is part of what the president does after his state of the union. he takes his hopes, dreams, aspirations for the country, on the road. part of that is, of course, attacking gun violence. so there is no way to avoid it. in fact, one would argue that when you talk about gun violence, in urban areas, it is
spoke about one of chicago's victims of gun violence, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down days after performing at one of the president's inauguration events. her parents were at yesterday's speech as well as tuesday's state of the union address. the bail hearing for olympic track star oscar pistorius is set for tuesday. until then he will be spending his weekend in a south african ja jail. double amputee known as blade runner is charged with murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. his attorney says oscar pistorius denies the allegation. >>> da-14 asteroid is long gone by now. this is what it looked like through a high-powered telescope. it passed relatively close to the earth yesterday afternoon. close is estimated around 17,000 miles, though. it's closer than some of the tv and weather satellites up in space, so pretty close. that asteroid was a near miss. it really compared nothing to what ha
husband, mark kelly, will be there as well. as will the parents of hadiya pendleton. hadiya, shot dead in chicago, one week after performing at the president's inauguration in which she took part. tony bennett will be there as well at the invitation of house speaker nancy pelosi. bennett is an outspoken supporter of gun control. >>> and don't forget, catch cnn's special coverage tonight 7:00 p.m. eastern live right here on cnn. >>> a remarkable story out of texas, a man sentenced to 99 years in prison for murder is cleared and walks out a free man. so what's the first thing you would do after 32 years behind bars? >> i want a cheeseburger and french fries and banana split. >> the one piece of evidence that allowed him to enjoy his favorite meal. k... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after
and responsibility. the president also talked about one of chicago's victims of gun violence. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> it's not unique, it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> remember hadiya was gunned down just days after performing at the president's inauguration. her parents were at yesterday's speech as well as tuesday's state of the union address. >>> and on the subject of guns, we know now how christopher dorner's life came to an end earlier this week. it wasn't from smoke or fire from the burning cabin but from a single gun shot wound to the head. nick valencia has been following this story closely. that answers the question. but whose bullet was it? could it have been suicide? a bullet from police? >> well, the autopsy reveals, susan, he likely died to a single gun shot wound to the head. but the way things played out in the final moments, there's a lot of questions. that cabin was intentionally set fire to by police. was it a gun shot wound from one of the police officers from the san bernardino sher
obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, a chicago honor student and band majorette gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. police told our affiliates that pendleton had no gang affiliation and not likely the intended target. we'll have reports coming up later on this morning. >>> and then in phoenix, the murder trial of jodi arias took a dramatic turn this week. arias took the stand and admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. she described how she stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the face and slit his throat from ear to ear in self-defense. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me and i defended myself. >> arias will be back on the stand when that trial resumes on monday. if convicted, arias faces a possible death sentence. >>> snow continues to blanket the northeast, and if those dropping temperatures were not bad enough, hundreds of thousands now without power across new england. we are taking you live to massachusetts. that's just
the dialogue which was started by hadiya pendleton's death. her death has struck a nerve in this city like none other, at least for years. there's a real feel that people have had enough and there has to be something done. they hope the president coming here will continue that dialogue and there will be some resolve. >> ted, thank you very much. reporting from chicago tonight. >>> still to come, the head of the lapd makes a surprising move, responding to christopher dorner's claims of racism. meanwhile, dorner is still being hunted down. >>> plus, the attorney for a man involved in the penn state rape investigation called the case self-serving. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. relieves nasal congestion. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone hap" ♪it's so important to make meone happy.♪.♪it's so e ♪make just one heart to heart you
. >> it's gotten a lot more attention with the first lady going to hadiya pendleton's funeral, and now he's heading home. he mentioned in speeches the violence there, but this i think will really bring it home. >>> republican senator marco rubio gave the republican response. amongry public i h rubio scored highest marks when he talked about big government. here is what he said. >> the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the west way to help hard-working middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. more government isn't going to help you get ahead. it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities. it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas, new businesses and new private-sector jobs. it will create uncertainty. >> republican senator rand paul gave the tea party response, chastised both parties for spending too much. here is what he said. >> he's often said there is not enough bipartisanship up here. that's not true. in fact, there's plenty of bipartisanship. bot
and the aforementioned hadiya pendleton who was killed. the general knows a thing or two about restoring order. after katrina the city was in shambles until the tough talking general and his troops took over. oh, yeah, take that drug dealers and gang leaders. of course the people and especially local chicago police might have a problem with federal intervention, but still, is the national guard the answer to gun violence. facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carol cnn. jason johnson. >> it makes perfect sense for us to respond to gun violence by highly militarized responses. it's not how you clean up bad neighborhoods. what you do is hire more police. you hire police from those particular communities and you have the police walk the streets. you have things like what rudy jewel any did in new york which is take care of quality of life crime, take graffiti off the walls and clean up garbage. these are the ways you stop gun violence. it's not about bringing in troops and scaring everybody in the street. >> just the sight of the general saying to some stupid gang member prone to violence saying put that g
in this year. you can see that one coming. >>> the mother of slain chicago teen hadiya pendleton is crusading for gun reform in a new television ad. >> when my daughter hadiya performed at the president's inauguration, it was the happiest day of her life. a week later she was murdered, gunned down near her school. >> in this ad, cleopatra pendleton urges congress to pass background checks. 15-year-old hadiya was gunned down days after president obama's inauguration. two men now face murder charges. >>> history in nascar. danica patrick becoming the first woman driver to earn the pole position at daytona. really any other race on nascar's premiere sprint cup circuit. we talked to indy 500 rookie of the year in 1992, lyn st. james, about patrick's performance. >> it's great for women in all sports. not just women in racing, but it's one of the sports where men and women actually compete equally. not many sports are like that. and it reflects society because women are making such inroads. we need reminders, if given the right opportunity, given the right equipment, given the right skill, opportu
victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, i
the hour, time to check our top stories. inial mshl will attend funeral services for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton in chicago. the teenager was gunned down last week just days after she was in washington performing in the inaugural parade. the president called the family and offered his condolences. >>> the northeast bracing for what could be an historic storm. airlines are canceling thousands of flight. two feet of snow in boston is predicted. >> just check and make sure nothing's broken to begin with, cutting edges on all the plows, snow blowers are ready. it will probably be a long four days, you know? which is tough on anybody. >> storm expected to begin this afternoon and last well into tomorrow. >>> senate democrats are working on a plan to avoid the deep automatic spending cuts set to kick in on march 1st. source close to the discussions says potential plans include reducing tax breaks enjoyed by private equity funds and closing loopholes for companies that keep profits overseas. >>> a bug in facebook's widget took over yesterday. it redirects them to a facebook error page. the pr
in the death of a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton in chicago. police are question two men, one in his late teens, the other a 20-year-old. no charges filed. pendleton shot a week after performing during president obama's inauguration celebration and first lady michelle obama attended her funeral services over the weekend. soledad. >> all right. got lots to talk about as we hear from cardinal -- archbishop dolan of new york, talking about how sad he is hearing word that the pope is resigning. he said this, is he the one, meaning pope benedict, who appointed me archbishop of new york. i am wearing the ring he gave me, the cross he gave me and i am feeling particular loss and sadness. talking on "today," about the sadness he feels. upon hearing word that pope benedict xvi resigning. >>> and administration officials say jobs and the state of the economy will be featured prominently in the state of the union address. jobs programs and an increase in the wages of american workers will be unveiled and talk about strengthening the economy. we'll head down tomorrow and wednesday morning. >>> lindsay grah
. the teen is hadiya pendleton, shot and killed, a week after performing in washington during the president's inauguration week. michelle obama, along with valerie jarrett attended the funeral over the weekend. >>> and an american hero is being mourned today. take a look with me. live pictures, the memorial service for navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle. thousands are expected inside the cowboys stadium in arlington, texas, today. kyle was the deadliest sniper in american military history. he wrote a best-selling book telling his story. he recently spoke about his life after the military. >> it is tough. you go from being military to civilian and, you know, we let our job identify who we are. and it is horrible, and you're doing it for the greater good and all of a sudden, you don't have an identity. >> kyle was shot to death, allegedly, by another iraq war veteran nine days ago. after a 200 mile funeral processi procession, kyle will be buriei in texas. >>> the manhunt for the cop killer who says he wants revenge for being fired. now the los angeles police department announcing they will take
before a judge today facing murder charges. police say they killed hadiya pendleton on a playground, days after she performed at president obama's inauguration parade. she was shot a mile north of the obamas' home in chicago. ted rowland joins us from the courthouse. ted, first of all, what do we know about these guys and how were they caught? >> well, suzanne, we just left the bond area here, michael ward, 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams. in the hearing we learned more about the case against them. first off, the judge did not release them on bond. they are on no bond situation. so they will be in custody until their next court appearance. but what we're learning from prosecutors in front of this prosecutor, laid out the case, they say that ward, the 18-year-old, confessed on videotape to them with specifics about circling this park where she and her friends were after school, after they finished their final exams and believing that one of the rival gang members, to their gang, was in this group. he said, according to police, and according to prosecutors, he got
than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight throughout this country as americans for all freedom. we promise you that. >> so in an op-ed yester
morning. >> mcfarlane's family says janay would talk about hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen who performed during the inauguration festivities for the president only to be killed herself a week later. >> she was, like, mama, that's sad. i feel so bad for that little girl. every time she saw her on tv, she said, mama, that's so sad, i feel so bad for these people that got to leave their kids. >> the violence in chicago continues. there was another shooting death hours after the president spoke friday. francis cologne was killed, he was just 18 years old. investigators told our affiliate that the shoot wears aer was ai someone else and cologne took the bullet to the back. he was the third student killed in the last three months who attended chicago's roberto clemente school. >>> the man who brought glitz and glamor to the nba has died. jerry buss died from an unspecified cancer. he took over in 1979 when it was in near bankruptcy. the lakers earned ten championships over two decades and featured such star players as magic johnson and shaquille o'neal. buss was 80 years old. >>> up
of hadiya pendleton. and tony bennett will be there at the invitation of nancy pelosi. bennett is an outspoken proponent of gun control. >>> i'm brook baldwin, thank you so much for being with me here, let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >> happening now, a stricken ship plagued by raw sewage, some 4,000 passengers and crew describe conditions on the carnival try turn to be disgusting. >>> and north korea's young leader defies the world with an underground nuclear test and now the world is responding. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> a picture of nightmare at sea. these passengers on the carnival triumph aren't on deck to soak up the sun, they're trying to escape the unbearable stench of raw sewage reportedly dripping down walls in long hallways. the national transportation safety board just announced they will join -- after two days the triumph is now being towed to mobile, alabama, with more than 23,000 passengers whose vacation stories have turned into horror stories. another 1,000 crewmembers are aboard. >> reporter: wolf, the carnival cr
teenager, hadiya pendleton, and dozens of other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> reporter: one day later, there are indications on capitol hill, the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheerleader. >> reporter: even as one of mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham, made his case that the current system of background checks needs to be strengthened before it's expanded, he answered the president's call. >> will you personally block a vote in the senate on the gun control measures? >> no, let's vote. i don't disagree with the president to have a debate. let's vote. let's find something we can agree on. >> reporter: the reaction was the same from west virginia democratic senator and gun enthusia enthusiast, joe manchin. >> but you won't block a vote on -- >> i won't block a vote on anything, whether i support it or not. >> reporter: that doesn't mean the national rifle association will stop figh
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